Dressing up *is* a form of protest

Met Gala visionaries make political statements with their choice of looks for fashion’s biggest night out, reminding everyone of the power of personal aesthetic self-expression.

Every year the fundraising event known as the Met Gala is held as both a charitable benefit for the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and as an extravagant event of its own kind, showcasing the grandest fashion has to offer all in one night. Often lovingly referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the museum invites various visionary artistic talents — from Hollywood…